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May 11, 2020 david torke
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Sunday with MC #3
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May 4, 2020 david torke
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Dec 20, 2019
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At its best moments our country and our state act to serve as a “city on a hill” that model some of the best of old world virtues but experiment to advance democracy, freedom, and community innovation. To the VCRD Community Visit Team, Marlboro exemplifies the “village on a hill” with its strong sense of family, neighborhood and community, its prized natural resources and landscape, and its openness, creativity and dedication to the progress of the town as they define it.
Topics: Marlboro College, Marlboro Vermont
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Dec 20, 2019
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At its best moments our country and our state act to serve as a “city on a hill” that model some of the best of old world virtues but experiment to advance democracy, freedom, and community innovation. To the VCRD Community Visit Team, Marlboro exemplifies the “village on a hill” with its strong sense of family, neighborhood and community, its prized natural resources and landscape, and its openness, creativity and dedication to the progress of the town as they define it.
Topics: Marlboro Vermont, Marlboro College
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Dec 20, 2019
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At its best moments our country and our state act to serve as a “city on a hill” that model some of the best of old world virtues but experiment to advance democracy, freedom, and community innovation. To the VCRD Community Visit Team, Marlboro exemplifies the “village on a hill” with its strong sense of family, neighborhood and community, its prized natural resources and landscape, and its openness, creativity and dedication to the progress of the town as they define it.
Topics: Marlboro Vermont, Marlboro College
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Nov 24, 2019
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A community discussion in Marlboro Vermont.  " Joe Mazur and Adrian Segar invite all interested community members to a discussion of two issues concerning the proposed Marlboro College plan to close down the school and transfer the endowment and campus to Emerson College. We will lead a moderated discussion about possible alternatives to the plan (Joe) and the town’s response (Adrian)." Part I - Discussion regarding the proposed merger between Marlboro College and moving all assets...
Topic: "Marlboro College" "Marlboro Vermont"
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Aug 5, 2018
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In 2015, former hedge fund manager Bill Browder published “Red Notice” - purportedly a true story about his experience in Russia between 1996 and 2005. Upon closer scrutiny however, his story doesn’t add up and demonstrably fails to stand up in a court of law. Nonetheless, on the dubious strength of that story, Browder has been able to lobby the U.S. Congress to pass the Magnitsky Act in 2012 which needlessly damaged the relations between the U.S. and Russia. Mark Twain warned us long ago...
Topics: US, Russia, William Browder, Alex Krainer, Magnitsky
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Oct 23, 2015 David Torke
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Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown and community leaders gathered on October 22, 2015 at Larkin Square to announce the filing of the Buffalo Green Code to the Common Council. The Green Code, a project launched in 2010 by Mayor Brown at the same location, is an historic update of the city’s 62-year-old zoning code and land use policies. It is the key component of Mayor Brown’s place-based economic development strategy aimed to further promote private and public sector investment, facilitate job...
Topics: Buffalo NY, Green Code, Form Based Code
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May 7, 2015 David Torke
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Larkin Square is pleased to welcome writer Verlyn Klinkenborg back to Buffalo for a special edition of the Larkin Square Author Series. Mr. Klinkenborg will be joined by his friend, fellow writer, and fellow expat Buffalonian Lauren Belfer. Ms. Belfer will introduce Mr. Klinkenborg and both will participate in a Q and A along with a book signing. Verlyn Klinkenborg is the author of the best selling Buffalo set book, The Last Fine Time. While the novel centers around a polish tavern on Sycamore...
Topics: Verlyn Klinkenborg, Lauren Belfer, Larkin
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Apr 1, 2014
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Council Member Demone Smith answers questions about NYSDOT and the Kensington Expressway.
Topic: Kensington
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Dec 31, 2013
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When: December 17, 2013 Where: Community Development Hearing, City of Buffalo NY Council Chambers What: General Mills' request to gate-off the first 300' of Michigan Avenue See fixBuffalo for additional information: http://fixbuffalo.blogspot.com/2012/04/selling-our-streets-no-cheer-for.html
Topics: Campaign for Greater Buffalo, Dana Saylor, Dan Sack, fixBuffalo, General Mills, Lee A Anderson,...
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Dec 31, 2013 David Torke
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When: December 17, 2013  Where: Community Development Hearing - Buffalo, NY Council Chambers What: Exchange between Council Member Darius Pridgen and Lee A. Anderson - Director, State & Local Government Relations See fixBuffalo for additional information: http://fixbuffalo.blogspot.com/2012/04/selling-our-streets-no-cheer-for.html
Topics: General Mills, Buffalo NY, Cheerios, Photography, Preservation, Buffalo River, Darius Pridgen, Lee...
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Oct 4, 2012
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George Grace poetry reading at the Steel Plant Museum, October 3, 2012.
Topic: Lackawanna, Poetry, Industry, Steel, George Grace, fixBuffalo
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Citizens and leaders come together for a discussion about the future of Bethlehem Steel's North Administration Building. Wednesday June 13th, doors open 6:30, hearing begins 7pm VFW Post at 2909 South Park in Lackawanna, NY 14218. Panelists include Preservation Buffalo-Niagara, Lackawanna Industrial Heritage Group, Lackawanna Historical Society, Lackawanna City Council President Pirowski. Gateway Trade and the Mayor of Lackawanna are invited, as are all political representatives whose...
Topic: Bethlehem Steel, Buffalo, Lackawanna, Preservation, Lansing C. Holden
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Mar 28, 2012
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Campaign for Greater Buffalo History, Architecture & Culture has announced a public meeting on how the Trico Plant can be saved. It is scheduled for Tuesday, March 27 from 6:00-7:30pm at the historic Promised Land Baptist church at Mulberry and High Street in the Fruitbelt. SAVE THE DATE! Speakers include Ellicott District Councilmember Darius Pridgen, architect and Campaign for Greater Buffalo President Paul McDonnell, “Trico Baby,” preservationist, and small business expert Susan...
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Mar 23, 2012
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See this post for additional information. http://fixbuffalo.blogspot.com/2012/03/wiping-away-trico-part-v.html
Topic: Trico, City of Buffalo, Preservation Buffalo Niagara, Campaign for Greater Buffalo, BNMC
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Mar 23, 2012
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See the following post for additional information. http://fixbuffalo.blogspot.com/2012/03/wiping-away-trico-part-v.html
Topic: Trico, City of Buffalo, Preservation Buffalo Niagara, Campaign for Greater Buffalo, BNMC
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Nov 2, 2011
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Join the Western New York Sustainable Energy Association at Hallwalls on November 1, 2011 at 7pm for Urbanism is Sustainable, a forum with speakers Chris Hawley and Chuck Banas. This forum is the first of a monthly âsustainable seriesâ which aims to promote all things that lead us towards a sustainable future. Urbanism is Sustainable will discuss the new Buffalo zoning code and why it will help lead Buffalo to become a more sustainable 21st century city. Chris Hawley, a dynamic urban planner...
Topics: Chris Hawley, Chuck Banas, Buffalo Green Code, bernice radle
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Oct 22, 2011
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National Trust - Buffalo, NY October 21, 2011 10:15 - 11:45 am Making sense of neighborhood Decline and Preservation Buffalo Niagara A number of factors contribute to neighborhood decline and many of these are poorly understood. Listen to presentations from a political scientist and neighborhood organizer as they unveil an important new concept that makes sense of urban neighborhood decline, turnaround, and preservation. In short, they look to the practice of commonly-held land, such as town...
Topics: Buffalo NY, Henry Nowak, National Trust
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Oct 22, 2011
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National Trust for Historic Preservation - Buffalo, NY Friday General Session: Thinking about Shrinking October 21, 2011 8am St. Pauls Cathedral 128 Pearl Street - Buffalo, NY A conversation among national thought leaders on the process of right-sizing a city and the role preservation should play in that process. Moderator :: Brad White - In January 2011 President Obama tapped Bradford White, an Evanston housing and historic building consultant, for a spot on the Advisory Council of Historic...
Topics: National Trust, Shrinking, Brookings, Buffalo NY, Bradford White, Hunter Morrison, Andre Brumfield,...
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Sep 15, 2011
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A short Q&A with Jason Wilson about the preservation movement in Buffalo, NY. Jason works at Preservation Studios and is a founding member of Buffalo's Young Preservationists. http://www.preservationstudios.com/ http://fixbuffalo.blogspot.com/
Topics: Buffalo NY, Preservation, Jason Wilson, Preservation Studios, Hamlin Park
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Sep 2, 2011
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Q&A with Gillian Brown - Candidate for Buffalo City Court. The 20 minute podcast focuses on Housing Court. http://brownforcitycourt.com/
Topics: Gillian Brown, Housing Court, Buffalo NY
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Young Citizens for ECC announces it will address the ECC Board of Trustees today: ECC Board of Trustees Meeting Wednesday, August 31st 12:00 noon ECC North Campus Executive Board Room â Rm. G-100 6205 Main Street Williamsville, New York Young Citizens for ECC is fighting to bring Erie Community College's proposed Health Sciences Center for Excellence to downtown Buffalo, where it can tap into the job and internship opportunities of the fast growing Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. ECC has...
Topic: ECC
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Aug 18, 2011
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Interview with three Buffalo ReUse customers - August 2011
Topics: Buffalo NY, Buffalo ReUse
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Aug 15, 2011
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Q &A with Buffalo ReUse's new Executive Director, James Green
Topics: Buffalo Reuse, Buffalo, architectural salvage
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Aug 15, 2011
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Q & A with Buffalo ReUse's new Executive Director, James Green
Topics: Buffalo Reuse, Buffalo, architectural salvage
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Jun 25, 2011
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At Central Library
Topics: Buffalo, Erie County
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Jun 23, 2011
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Presenters and their topics are as follows: Chris Hawley, urban planner and writer, The Hydraulics Press: “What in the World is the Hydraulics? A Concise History of Buffalo’s First Manufacturing District” Jack Quinan, PhD, distinguished service professor, University at Buffalo: “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Larkin Administration Building: The Missing Link” Howard R. Stanger, PhD, professor, management and history, Canisius College: “Beyond Buffalo: The Larkin Company’s Success and...
Topics: Buffalo, Larkin
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Jun 7, 2011
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Topics: Buffalo, CNU
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Mar 24, 2011
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The first podcast with Dr. Hank Stopinski and Ted Kachis of the Health Sciences Charter School, which recently announced it would be relocating and expanding to the former St. Vincent's Orphanage, a vacant E.B. Green-designed landmark of Buffalo's Midtown District.
Topics: Buffalo NY, St. Vincent's, Health Science Charter School
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Jan 15, 2011
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Conversation with Mills and Daniele
Topic: Buffalo NY
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Dec 17, 2010
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Conversation with Peg Overdorf - Executive Director of the Valley Community Association - regarding the planned demolotion of an important industrial heritage site: Buffalo's GLF Elevator.
Topics: GLF, Grain Elevator, Industrial Heritage, Buffalo NY
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Dec 17, 2010
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Ron Chapin - from Ontario Specialty Contracting - presents the case for the demolition of significant parts of the GLF Elevator complex in Buffalo, NY.
Topics: GLF, Grain Elevator, Industrial Heritage, Buffalo NY
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Dec 17, 2010
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A conversation with Laura Kelly - Executive Director of the Old First Ward Community Association.
Topics: GLF, Grain Elevator, Industrial Heritage, Buffalo NY
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Dec 17, 2010
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Conversation with Peg Overdorf - Executive Director of the Valley Community Center.
Topics: GLF, Grain Elevator, Industrial Heritage, Buffalo NY
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Dec 5, 2010
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First in series of podcasts with Emily and Joshua
Topics: Homesteading, Buffalo NY
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Nov 18, 2010
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Part II - Panel Discussion and Q&A see Part I - http://www.archive.org/details/JohnNorquist-BuffaloNy ======================= John Norquist President and CEO The Congress for the New Urbanism John Norquist's work promoting New Urbanism as an alternative to sprawl draws on his experience as big-city mayor and prominent participation in national discussions on urban design and school reform. John served as the Mayor of Milwaukee from 1988-2004. Under his leadership, Milwaukee experienced a...
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The first hour includes an introduction by Professor Robert Lewis and is followed by a 15 minute presentation by the four panelists. The second part is q&a. ===================== http://www.daniels.utoronto.ca/news_events/event/2009/02/3979 Cities Centre | A Rust Belt Requiem: Excavating the Future of the Factory Town 03/04/2009 - 03/05/2009 Location: Campbell Conference Room, The Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto, 1 Devonshire Place. St. George subway station....
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Oct 28, 2010
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Part I Part II - Panel Discussion - http://www.archive.org/details/JohnNorquist-BuffaloNyPartIi ====================== John Norquist President and CEO The Congress for the New Urbanism John Norquist's work promoting New Urbanism as an alternative to sprawl draws on his experience as big-city mayor and prominent participation in national discussions on urban design and school reform. John served as the Mayor of Milwaukee from 1988-2004. Under his leadership, Milwaukee experienced a decline in...
Topics: Norquist, Buffalo NY, CNU
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May 27, 2010
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Steven Fox discusses - infringement, fair use and copyright. The event was sponsored by Mike Mulley, Queen City Gallery - Buffalo, NY. Follow this link for additional information: http://tinyurl.com/usedwithoutpermission
Topics: copyright, intellectual property, fair use, infringement, photography, buffalo ny, mike mulley,...
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May 26, 2010 David Torke
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Rev. Drew Ludwig, pastor at Lafayette Presbyterian Church in Buffalo, NY talks about use/re-use of religious structures. Follow this link for additional information: http://fixbuffalo.blogspot.com/2010/05/drew-ludwig-future-of-church-part-i.html
Topics: Buffalo NY, National Trust, Preservation, Religion, Religious Structures, Presbyterian, Drew Ludwig
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May 16, 2010
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A conversation with Creighton Randall. He's homesteading a house that he bought from the City of Buffalo for $1. The one-family home is located in the City's Masten District at 268 Dodge Street. Creighton's house sits directly across from Masten Park and the site where the remains of the City's signature WPA project once stood - Civic Stadium, also known as the Rock Pile. Follow this link for additional information:
Topics: Buffalo NY, homesteading, creighton randall, social entrepreneurship
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May 15, 2010
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Richard Tobe - Fixing the Kensington Part VI The first segment is a q&a with Rich Tobe about the Kensington Expressway. The second part (6:15) is a conversation with Rich about two highway battles in Buffalo, NY during the 1970's. Here Rich talks about the Agassiz Circle sign battle with NYSDOT and the controversial West Side Arterial. Follow this link for additional information: http://fixbuffalo.blogspot.com/2010/05/richard-tobe-fixing-kensington-part-vi.html
Topics: Buffalo NY, Kensington Expressway, Richard Tobe, NYSDOT
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May 15, 2010
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Q&A with Richard Tobe about the Kensington.
Topics: Buffalo, Kensington Expressway
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May 13, 2010
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Stephanie Barber - President of the Hamlin Park Taxpayers & Community Association - talks with David Torke about the Kensington Expressway.
Topics: Buffalo, Kensington Expressway
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May 7, 2010 fixBuffalo
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Terry Robinson - Fixing the Kensington - Part IV
Topics: buffalo, ny
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May 7, 2010
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Fixing the Kensington - Part IV
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May 5, 2010 fixBuffalo
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The Buffalo Common Council holds a hearing on a resolution that will urge the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) to study upgrading the Kensington Expressway to an at-grade, pedestrian-friendly boulevard. The sunken highway, long derided for undermining the commercial districts of Buffalo's East Side and for destroying a parkway designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, would be replaced entirely under the proposal. Speakers include Justin Booth, David Torke and Council Members -...
Topics: buffalo, buffalo ny, kensington expressway
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Apr 22, 2010 David Torke
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Podcast - Press Conference. Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown announces the City will completely re-write its outmoded zoning code, last written in 1951, as a form-based, sustainable development code for the 21st century. Dubbed the "Buffalo Green Code," the new zoning ordinance is aimed to be a model that American cities can follow to rebuild a green economy, streamline the approval process, and help support walkable neighborhood development. The podcast features Mayor Brown's opening...
Topics: Buffalo, Buffalo ny, urbanism, smart code, camiros, goody clancey, byron brown, howard zemsky
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Apr 22, 2010
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Mar 18, 2010
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Richard Meier pays a visit to Buffalo, NY and delivers a lecture on his work in a public hall in Gordon Bunshaft's masterpiece addition to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Introductory remarks by Louis Grachos, Albright-Knox and Wayne Wisbaum, Kavinoky Cook LLP. Running time 1:07. Additional pictures are available here - http://www.flickr.com/photos/fixbuffalo/sets/72157623642250216/ A review of the lecture is available here -...
Topics: Richard Meier, Albright Knox, Gordon Bunshaft, Louis Grachos